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holy, righteous, and blameless

Paul uses three words that describe their good behavior toward the Thessalonian believers.

as a father deals with his own children

Paul compares how he encouraged the Thessalonians to a father gently teaching his children how to behave. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

We were begging you and encouraging and urging you

The words "begging," "encouraging," and "urging" are used together to express how passionately Paul's group encouraged the Thessalonians. AT: "We were strongly encouraging you" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-doublet)

into his own kingdom and glory

The word "glory" describes the word "kingdom." AT: "into his own glorious kingdom" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-hendiadys)

walk in a manner

"Walk" here is an idiom for "live." AT: "live in a manner" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom).


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  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/worthy
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